MasterCraft Series – Defensible Decision-making

Through discussion and case studies, this session delves into the principles of defensible decision-making and balanced regulatory outcomes in the Australian Government context.

The session considers the key elements of defensible decision-making by regulatory practitioners, including:

  • acting within legislative parameters
  • taking into account relevant matters and not considering irrelevant matters
  • decision-making is reasonable, rational and logical
  • applying natural-justice (procedural-fairness) principles
  • decisions are made by an authorised decision-maker who are independent and not unduly influenced by others
  • the use of discretion
  • escalating decision-making and seeking advice
  • following consistent work practices and procedures
  • reconsidering the decision if more evidence/information is provided
  • the benefits of good record keeping.

Facilitator

Portrait of David Walton wearing a suit and tie.

David Walton

David is a Facilitator of Regulatory Practice Essentials with the APS Academy. He is also a Sessional Academic with Charles Sturt University teaching the post graduate subjects of Financial Crime Control and Risk Management.

David has 20 years’ experience on commercial and government boards and is currently a Board Member of the NSW State Archives and Records Authority that regulates record keeping across the NSW Government. David is a retired Detective Inspector of Police, having worked in the NSW Fraud Squad, Homicide Squad, Drug and Organised Crime, and Professional Standards. David holds a Bachelor of Business, Master of Leadership and Management and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Participant benefits

  • Learn key the elements of defensible decision-making by regulatory practitioners.
  • Participate in the discussion as it delves into the principles of defensible decision-making and achieving balanced regulatory outcomes in the Australian Government context.
  • Apply this thinking in your own workplace.

Suitable for

APS 1 – SES Band 3

Craft and User level

This workshop aligns with the Implementation and Services craft at the Foundation level.

Price

Free of charge.

Date
Duration
2 hours, 10:00 am–12:00 pm AEST
Event type
Event
Location
Australia wide
Price
$0 per attendee
Capacity
40 seats